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How to become a licensed Minnesota Dealer – Salvage Pool Vehicles
A permanent, enclosed building that is on a permanent foundation, connected to local sewer and water facilities, or otherwise complying with local sanitary codes, adapted to commercial use and conforming to local government zoning requirements. This may include strip office malls or garages if a separate entrance and a separate address is maintained and the dealership is clearly identified as a separate business.
Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 168.27
Minnesota Statutes, Section 168.091
Minnesota Statutes, Section 168.002
Minnesota Statutes, Section 297B.035
Minnesota Statutes, Section 65B
Minnesota Rules, part 7400
Dealer License Application (PS2401) - Must be completed in full - incomplete applications are returned to the applicant
Zoning Verification (PS2421)
Dealer Demonstration/In-transit Plate Application (PS2405)
Dealer Guide - Briefly explains Minnesota statutes and rules pertaining to motor vehicle dealer licenses.
Dealer Inquiry - Basic requirements needed to apply for a Minnesota Dealers License
Items Required - Explains what is required to be filed with the motor vehicle dealer license application.
Dealer License Activities - Defines dealer types
Transfer Guide - Addresses basic information regarding the titling and registration of motor vehicles in Minnesota.
E-Licensing Initiative - Addresses basic information regarding the titling and registration of motor vehicles in Minnesota.
Closeout Form - Explains what is required when the dealership is going out of business.
Minnesota Dealer Plate Usage - Just the Facts
Mail a written request for plates to the DVS Dealer Unit. Include your signature, dealer number and the fee (see above). At this time, we can accommodate online plate orders only during your online renewal process.
Dealer Request for Online Web Access
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) Website
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Website
Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association (MADA) Website or (651) 291-2400 / 1 (800) 652-9029
Northland Independent Auto Dealer's Association (NIADA) Website or (952) 894-1766